Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 25, 2011 8:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Old House Mysteries

I've put together a list of all the 'old house' mysteries posted to IA that I and others have found. These are dramas and comedies that take place primarily in an old house, mansion, or castle, and involve a number of suspects, secret passages, and often have hands reaching out toward someone, ghosts, reporters, bad weather, well you get the idea.

4/7/10 Added The Living Ghost.
4/23/10 Added The Ghost and the Guest. Added note that Spooks 3D was removed. Removed And Then There Were None from list.
6/15/10 Added links to Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police - 2nd copy, King of the Zombies - 2nd copy, Murder by Invitation, Scared to Death - 3rd copy, The Bat - 3rd copy, The Black Raven - 2nd copy, The Ghost Walks - 2nd copy, The Gorilla - 2nd copy, The Gorilla - 3rd copy, The Monster Walks - 2nd copy, The Monster Walks - 3rd copy, and The Thirteenth Guest - 2nd copy.
8/25/10 Added link to The Phantom.
3/25/11 Added links to Charlie Chan's Secret.

So far, I have these:

Boys of the City
Boys of the City (iPod)
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (2)
Charlie Chan's Secret (1)
Charlie Chan's Secret (2)
Check and Double Check (1) - removed
Check and Double Check (2)
Fog Island
Ghost Parade
Ghosts on the Loose
House Of Mystery
House of Secrets
House on Haunted Hill (1)
House on Haunted Hill (2)
House on Haunted Hill (3)
King of the Zombies
King of the Zombies (2)
Murder by Invitation
One Body Too Many
One Body Too Many - iPod
One Frightened Night
Scared to Death
Scared to Death - iPod
Scared to Death (3)
SPOOKS 3D - removed
Spooks Run Wild
The Bat (1)
The Bat (2)
The Bat (3)
The Black Raven
The Black Raven (2)
The Cat and the Canary
The Crooked Circle
The Crooked Circle - iPod
The Ghost and the Guest
The Ghost Walks
The Ghost Walks (2)
The Gorilla
The Gorilla (2)
The Gorilla (3)
The Living Ghost
The Monster Walks
The Monster Walks (2)
The Monster Walks (3)
The Phantom
The Rogue's Tavern (1)
The Rogue's Tavern (2)
The Thirteenth Guest
The Thirteenth Guest (2)
Topper Returns
Who Killed Doc Robbin?

Please leave links in your comments if you know of others

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2010-08-25 11:22:27

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-03-25 15:27:09

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2011-03-25 15:31:56

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: skybandit Date: Jul 18, 2009 8:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Ghosts on the Loose just got uploaded four days ago.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 19, 2009 6:50am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks, I've added it to the list.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: k-otic Date: Nov 29, 2008 1:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

some comedies that comes into my mind
http://www.archive.org/details/ClassicCinemaOnline_CheckAndDoubleCheck
http://www.archive.org/details/WhoKilledDocRobbin

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 5, 2008 5:33am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks! I've added them to the list.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: HyperPhysicalBrain Date: Aug 20, 2010 1:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

w00t

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: beep* Date: Jul 18, 2009 8:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Just for a bit of dumb 3D fun.....

http://www.archive.org/details/Spooks3d_118

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 19, 2009 9:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

I've added it to the list, thanks!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 18, 2009 10:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks for posting this. I love this stuff and you made it easy to go right to 'em! Right on!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: van70wink Date: Dec 27, 2009 9:52pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries


Hey, I love Old House/Haunted Mansion movies. Can you tell me more about some of the ones you've listed, i.e. which ones are your favorites and what are worth watching? Thanks!

Also, archive.org doesn't have it but "The Old Dark House" (1931) dir by James Whale is fantastic.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: van70wink Date: Dec 27, 2009 9:57pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries


Whoops, make that 1932, not 1931, for The Old Dark House.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 28, 2009 5:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

I love them, too. The Old Dark House is still under copyright, so it can't be posted here.

My favorites are: House on Haunted Hill, The Black Raven, The Crooked Circle, The Ghost Walks, The Thirteenth Guest, Topper Returns, Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police, The Rogue's Tavern, and One Frightened Night..

A Shriek in the Night and Midnight Manhunt aren't old house mysteries, but are good mystery/comedies.

These are all worth watching and rewatching.

This post was modified by billbarstad on 2009-12-28 13:02:07

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: van70wink Date: Dec 28, 2009 9:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries


Awesome! Thanks for your response!

Here's another question-- what movie would you say has the most iconic "dark house" cliches... i.e. the Victorian mansion, candelabras, cobwebs, secret passages, weird butlers, etc... basically everything you'd see in a "Scooby Doo" episode?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 28, 2009 10:16am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Only one film here has all of those clich├ęs, and that's Topper Returns. It's also well produced and acted, and very funny. The bad guy doesn't turn out to be a real estate developer, though.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: van70wink Date: Dec 28, 2009 10:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries


Thanks for the rec!!

"If it wasn't for those meddling kids..."

:)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Moongleam Date: Dec 16, 2009 9:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

http://www.archive.org/details/TheCorpseVanishes

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 17, 2009 11:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

While The Corpse Vanishes has the spooky old house with requisite secret passages, it lacks mystery. It's really a horror movie. Still, it was fun to see again, better than I remembered. Can you imagine what it would be like if David Cronenberg remade it?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Moongleam Date: Nov 15, 2009 9:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Perhaps "Scared Stiff".

http://www.archive.org/details/Scared_Stiff

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Nov 15, 2009 3:19pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Scared Stiff is more a comedy/mystery, but thanks anyway.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: HektorT Date: Dec 15, 2009 9:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

And " Bloody Pit of Horror " is a quite good one on here!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Freebmovies Date: Jul 23, 2009 6:30am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Crypt Of Horror
http://www.archive.org/details/CryptOfHorror
Starring Christopher Lee

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Jul 23, 2009 9:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks, but this is straight up horror rather than a mystery.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: quigs Date: Nov 28, 2008 6:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

You forgot the House on Haunted Hill.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 5, 2008 5:32am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks! I've added it to the list.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: wtaguy Date: Mar 9, 2010 11:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

The Cat and the Canary - 1927
The Cat and the Canary - 1939
The Cat and the Canary - 1978
And Then There Were None - 1945
Ten Little Indians - 1966

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 10, 2010 11:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Thanks for pointing out The Cat and the Canary (1927), which I uploaded *sigh*, and And Then There Were None (1945). I've added them to the list. the other films aren't here at Feature Films.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: VeLee Date: Mar 12, 2011 3:01pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

I ran across a film in the "Video Cellar Collection" that I think meets your critera.
http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films#forum

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: VeLee Date: Mar 12, 2011 3:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Sorry, Wrong link...
http://www.archive.org/details/CharlieChansSecret

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billbarstad Date: Mar 25, 2011 8:22am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Old House Mysteries

Good catch! I'll be adding it to the list.